CHCANYS22 – ‘Very Special’ Conference for CHCB, Inc.

CHCANYS22, the Community Health Care Association of New York State’s Annual Conference held Oct. 19-21 in Saratoga Springs, NY, was a very special event for the Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.

The Conference was chaired by Rose Duhan, President and Chief Executive Officer, CHCANYS, with assistance from Tiffany Portzer, Vice President, Communications, and members of CHCANYS’ outstanding staff.

On Wed., CHCB Inc. received the inaugural Dr. Richard Izquierdo Award (named in honor of the late Founder of Urban Health Plan) in recognition of “extraordinary leadership and that of your entire Clinical Team, staff, and Board.”

Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Urban Health and daughter of Dr. Izquierdo, made the presentation to Dr. LaVonne Ansari, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director.

Dr. Kenyani Davis, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Arvela Heider, Chief Innovation Officer, and Trinetta Alston, LPN, Vaccine Coordinator, CHCB, Inc., also attended.

Thurs., Oct. 20 featured a screening of CHCB, Inc.’s documentary film “FIGHT FOR GOOD” followed by a discussion moderated by Rose Duhan with Dr. Ansari and the conference audience.

“FIGHT FOR GOOD” documents the Center’s determined efforts to provide continuous care for patients at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, including meeting the challenges of COVID-19’s disproportionate effect on communities of color.

Overall, CHCB, Inc. is very grateful to the CHCANYS22 team and to all our New York State-based health center colleagues who attended, for a most memorable, educational, and enjoyable conference!

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